@11 months ago with 110 notes
#science #charts #ILoveCharts #medicine #illness #disease #health #history
A breakdown of how we died in 1900 and how we do so now. It’s great to see that we’ve almost halved the number of deaths. The huge increases in heart disease and cancer deaths are interesting; I think smoking and diet are probably the main contributors to that.
I can’t quite figure out the scale of this - In 1900 only 1100 people per 100,000 died? Is this number of deaths/100000 under the age of 40? I’m pretty sure everyone still dies. Still, it’s incredible how much reduced the microbe/virus caused deaths have reduced.